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Home Health House Calls: Nose Bleeds

In this edition of Home Health House Calls we learn about nose bleeds.
Welcome to Home Health House Calls.

Nosebleeds can be scary but are rarely cause for alarm.

Nosebleeds are common during the Winter months as a result of the dry air caused by heating units.

Nosebleeds often are safe to be treated at home.

First, Stay Calm.

Sit upright and tilt the head slightly forward. Do not lean the head back.

Gently pinch the soft part of the nose with a tissue or clean cloth.

Keep pressure on the nose for about 10 minutes.

Do not stop too soon or bleeding may start again.

Once the bleeding has stopped, try to relax for a while.

Avoid blowing or rubbing the nose.

You should be examined by your physician if nosebleeds are recurrunt or are accompanied by increased bruising or bleeding easily at other sites such as the gums.
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